Welcome to Glenavon Doctors Surgery
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General Practitioner - Fellow, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
Dr Shobi Gopal was brought up in India where she obtained her Medical degree. Married to an Accountant, she moved to Botswana, Southern Africa, where she started her career as a family practitioner focusing on family health, minor surgeries and women’s health.
Since moving to New Zealand, she became a Fellow of the New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and also completed a Post Graduate Certification in Women’s Health. Shobi joined Glenavon Doctors Surgery in 2007, as locum associate with Dr Sharad Paul. Over the years, she has been able to create a wonderful partnership with the patients through compassionate care and established herself, to be able to take over ownership of the practice.
Her leisure time is spent with her family. Her other interests include gardening and tramping.
A Little About Glenavon Doctors Surgery:
Glenavon Doctors Surgery was founded in 1996, by Dr Sharad P Paul.
The aim was to provide quality affordable healthcare and surgery, in a friendly and welcoming environment. In 2018, Dr Shobi Gopal took over ownership of Glenavon Doctors Surgery, having worked there since 2006. The practice is well known to the local community and continues to thrive as a traditional, family GP practice with a friendly team, serving patients & families with compassion, care & respect.
General Practitioner, Skin and Skin Cancer expert
Having started off as a General Practitioner and Skin Specialist Surgeon, over the years Dr Paul has demonstrated excellence in several roles – an eminent skin cancer surgeon, professor, academic, and author - he is well known and respected both locally and internationally. Besides running his busy Skin Surgery Clinic practice and his university roles, he continues to provide mentorship and backup for Dr Shobi Gopal as a locum to provide continuous care for patients at Glenavon Doctors Surgery.
Angela graduated from Unitec with a Bachelor of Nursing in 2015.
Prior to joining Glenavon Doctors as Practice Nurse, she worked in a stroke ward at Waitakere Hospital. She has a long history with the local community, having worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Glenavon Pharmacy prior to embarking on her nursing training. Angela is passionate about providing excellent standard of healthcare and enjoys the diversity of her role as a Practice Nurse. She provides able assistance in the management of patients with long-term health conditions and has a particular interest in Diabetes. Angela was born and raised in Auckland. She is married, a proud mum of two boys and loves New Zealand's great outdoors.
Jane was born and brought up in New Zealand and has extensive experience in the past, as Senior receptionist at a large accounting firm. She has since moved to Glenavon Doctors and along with Jennifer, shares reception and front desk responsibilities. Her mature and friendly manner provides a very welcoming start to patient care at the clinic. She enjoys gardening, outdoor adventures and renovation tasks during her free time.
Jennifer was educated in India and has years of secretarial experience while in India. Since moving to New Zealand she has worked in Sales Management as well as Receptionist roles in major firms. At Glenavon Doctors Surgery, she shares reception tasks with Jane.
Her calm and soft spoken nature is most suited for a clinical setup. In her leisure she enjoys gardening, baking and voluntary work.